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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I grew up in a very large family, eight children, and on top of that my mother would take on family that no one else would, elderly uncles, an abandon baby nephew. My dad was a construction worker in the 1950s and 60s. He would only work for six months a year. You get the picture, We were poor. Yet we didn't know it till we were told, high school kids are cruel. Anyway, going to bed hungry every night was just that weird feeling that breakfast would chase away. As I got older and made my own money babysitting, housecleaning and such things, and my older brothers and sisters were leaving to start live's of their own, I started gaining weight. I started to look healthy.There was more food to go around than there ever was. I started looking chubby. At...
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I am a type two diabetic with lots of retinal complications. I had lost my sight for two months in 2010. My endocrinologist suggested WLS two years ago but i was not ready to make such a drastic change but after not being able to see it was something I really needed to think about. My weight had reached 250lb and my blood sugars were all over the place. I finally made my decision in October 2010. With my surgeon and other doctors input we agreed that the RNY Gastric Bypass was the one best suited for me. I have since had my surgery on February 14, 2011 and I am just started really getting into this site.